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  1. Young Swamp Dragon "Copper Dragon on Marbled Tiled Hex Base" At the monthly Paint Day I host in Seneca Falls, NY ... Finger Lakes Paint and Game Day ... a Reaper forumite came up for a visit from down near NYC. He brought with him some great pieces of marble tiles that were left over from a floor installation. These tiles are 3/8 inches thick and one inch to a side hexagons of white marble. He gave me several before he left to return home. Not long after that day, I decided to utilize one of his amazing pieces of marble for the Reaper Miniatures Young Swamp Dragon, sculpted by Kevin Williams, that had been sitting in his blister pack on the wall above my work table. But I wanted to really utilize the gleaming white marble and pay an homage to the base. So using plastic squares as individually placed tiles I set out to make a marble floor on top of the marble base. The base turned out wonderfully. But what kind of dragon was I interested in painting? I certainly wasn't interested in making him a "swamp" dragon. After some thought and a comparison of size to some of my other dragons, I decided he would be a copper dragon. But that led to the idea that the copper dragons would molt their skins like lizards and snakes. This molting would in fact take the form of verdigris (copper rust) and form around the outside of the dragon as it slept for long periods. I set out to create a verdigris combination of paints to paint on his wings and underbelly. But after some conversations with other artists and a specific comment from the provider of the marble tile, I decided the dragon was shaking off his molt and scattering bits of the verdigris around the floor and that his wings were still not finished molting and that hardened bits were still attached to the dragon. To see everything that went on in the production of this piece, please check out the WIP. Thus, I present to you, my copper dragon: Enjoy. Check him out in the Inspiration Gallery. (Approved) Added to Thrym's Index of Reaper Miniatures & Thrym's General Show Off List
  2. Hordes of Things Jabberwocky Roving the Streets ~ Daughter's Christmas Gift ~ Okay, so I started painting this shortly after I gave it to my daughter for Christmas ... 2014. You can read the WIP. He languished in a box, in my kit, on and off for the last two years. A while back I pulled him out and applied a new paint, Scale 75 Amethyst Alchemy, as a wash over his already green and purple body to give him a metallic look and feel. And now in my recent kick to clear some Shelf of shame Space, I have FINISHED this Jabberwocky. Whew. Just in time to "re-gift" it to her. Here's what went into this bad boy... Basecoats: Body :: Vallejo Yellow Green Face, Underbelly, Spine and Wings :: Reaper Witchcraft Purple Claws and Eyes :: Vallejo Pancer Aces Stencil Washes & Glazing: Purple :: DecoArt's Americana Gloss Enamel Dioxazine Purple Metallic :: Scale 75 Amethyst Alchemy Highlights :: Claws, Wing Spines, and Horns :: Scale 75 Black Metal Horns, Wing Spikes, and Tail Spike :: Vallejo Blue Violet Eyes :: Reaper Sun Yellow blended to Reaper Rach Red Flagstones: Reaper Ruddy Brown Vallejo Yellow Green Reaper Rattlesnake Leather (Promo Color) Highlights :: Reaper Rainy Grey Crevices :: Reaper Grey Liner Base: Happy Seppuku Flagstone Stamp Green Stuff Architectural Tile Sample All in all, he was an interesting build and paint. The only thing I don't care for on this mini was the sculptor's treatment of the claws. They were kind of armor-like and didn't quite fit in with the overall esthetic of the mini. Here's "Wocky" ... Enjoy! Added to Thrym's General Show Off List
  3. well here is my Dragon's Don't share miniature. This has been on my shelf waiting to be finished way too long. I probably didn't do the miniature justice but i needed to finish this piece. I also didn't like the wings that came with the miniature so i took a set of wings from EbonWrath and sculpted them onto the dragon to give him a broader feel and to add a sense of overshadowing for the dwarven thief, sort of a: There is no escape feeling. Make what you will of him. Right now he is just about the pinnacle of my skills and he took forever for me to get to where I liked the blending on the scales. my stalled work in progress for the piece, which does detail the modeling but then stalled over pictures of painting, can be found here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/59054-10003-dragons-dont-share/ I hope you all enjoy him, my photography really does not do the miniature justice
  4. As the title says, two of my dear friends chipped in to buy Kaladrax for me for my birthday this year, and in preparation for the Bones 3 KS delivery, I'm trying to get my painting game sorted out again. Interestingly, his body and limbs and tail were all nice and solid, but his head and tail tip were incredibly rubbery and soft, and quite shiny. Annoyingly, both have also reacted to the spray I used (Army Painter) to prime, whereas the rest of him did not. They're just sort of dimly sticky and tend to pick up fluff like crazy. However, I'm hoping that as they get properly covered in acrylic, that'll stop being an issue. But yar... I'm not doing the challenge, because I'm bad enough at finishing minis already, without adding craziness to the mix =P so this is my chill Kally paint log. Gonna be painting him up as an alternate sort of greater beastie of Khorne, as I've decided that avatars of chaos are fun. I started out spraying him red, after of course washing him and tweaking a few bits. I'd taken him up to Drifter's to show him off and get a bit of help with him. Then a huge brush and some GW Screaming Skull happened. Then some Rhinox Hide got smeared on his horns and stuff, started adding a wee bit of depth to him. Then I transported him all the way home again, wrapped in a towel to keep him nice and cushioned, in my handbag, across the country. Been home a few days, but work happened, so more paint only just happened, and most of that paint has been Agrax Earthshade, though he's also got some Khorne Red going on in his face. His horns got hit with Screaming Skull again too. Nice leg shot for ya here. It's worth noting he's not attached to his base, he's just sitting on it so he doesn't warp himself. And this evening I boiled his wings and made them a much nicer shape, coz they were mighty strange before. So now they're resting on a towel, in my kitchen, and I've got a cheeseboard ordered to use as his base, coz this guy is so crazily huge, haha. No small brushes used yet - all big chunky ones out of a cheap painter's set from Ryman's and a massive one I picked up there for a couple of quid too. So um, yes, wish me luck? ^^;
  5. Two of Reapers metal Dragon Hatchlings. Although they are listed as Fire and Swamp hatchlings, I didn't exactly paint them that way. They were for a friend's up and coming Dragon Island campaign. Should be a nice addition the the battles to come. They were more of an experiment in colors for me and may end up painting one of Reapers larger dragons using one of their color schemes.
  6. Here is the Stardrake- known to the base masses as a "dragon." He, of course, is from Games Workshop's Age of Sigmar line, where the setting is populated by Ogors, Aelfs, Oruks and Duardin, and definitely does not contain Tolkienesque races like Ogres, Elves, Orcs and Dwarves. To be honest, I think it is the best "dragon" that I've seen from Games Workshop. It was a pretty nice one to paint up. Anyway, here are some pictures for you.
  7. Hi all, Crazy idea that has been floating around my noggin for months now is finally starting to come together. Never done anything like this before so we'll see where this leads. Cinder, with gaps filled with green stuff. Her legs are a little bent so I can't quite attach her to her base so I'll use the terrain and pin her where she needs to be. Cinder, 2 hatchlings, some quail eggs and tree bark (rocks) for some of the landscaping. Plan is to have to eggs sitting on a pile of treasure. Going to hit Michael's to see if I can find a suitable base for it otherwise I'll be using cutting something out of some MDF for the base. I had thought to make this "tiered" and have an adventurer climbing up in search of the treasure but I decided to reign myself in as it's my first diorama attempt. Thanks for looking.
  8. Hello, This is my first post in the work in progress and on the Reaper Forum in general. Though I have been a ghost in the Forum watching. I am still fairly new to the hobby and I had started painting about two years ago. However, a house fire at end of last July ended up basically halting my being able to paint until just recently. Point of interest, I was working on Khanjira when it happened and a falling ceiling will destroy him. The worst house damage was in my bed room right above my hobby area. But I have finally been able to get back to painting and I have really liked Narthrax for a while. So, I have created this work in progress to help keep me motivated and moving. I have the trouble of over thinking/researching things and never starting them. So I am hoping this helps. The plan is to have it done by the end of this next week. If I am not feeling like moving on to another mini I am then thinking of basing it with a desert scene and it attacking a caravan. I have the camel from Conan and really would just need a merchant like figure. So I have given him a nice bath and he is now drying. My plan is to paint him up like our bearded dragon, Albus (or according to my three year old, Albus Lizard). Tried to get him posing on an out cropping of rocks but he is being lazy. The next step will be Brown Liner and then I will check it for mold lines again. I was very impressed with how little mold lines were present and I am sure I have missed some.
  9. Working on the first of my two secret sophie exchange minis..
  10. Inspired in part by the Great Frogmeister's silly photos of Kaladrax getting into bags of snacks, doing battle against action figures, and tearing up rolls of toilet paper, I thought I'd finally get around to tackling my own Kaladrax from the Bones Kickstarter. Here is a very rough, un-glued assembly of the parts I have. All I've done so far is to cover all the pieces with Americana "Parchment" acrylic (a sort of yellowish-beige-white), then to apply a wash with a big jug of brown paint that has gone "soupy." (This happens to a lot of my acrylic paints: it turns watery, and my attempts to stir it up just result in a bubbly mess. It's not like there's a bunch of thicker sedative at the bottom; I have no idea how that transformation happens, but it's the peril of having too many cheap acrylic paints, I guess, and letting them sit around for too long. Fortunately, with the darker paints, they still work just fine as messy washes for "grunging up" terrain and such. Or, in this case, giant skeletal dragons.) There's a little bit of lime green in there, in the area between the ribs, but that was an early mess when I was still trying to sort out my "battle plan." That whole area will have to be repainted, especially after I applied the brown wash to muddle things up. Now, in a perfect world, I'd be able to pose the dragon a little more like this: Why? Because I'm running an Iron Kingdoms campaign on the high seas, and I thought I might find use for this model -- at last! -- as a great Cryx monstrosity. In Iron Kingdoms, the Cryx are one of the overt "bad guy" factions, consisting of a bunch of undead-steampunk lich lords lurking on the Scharde Islands just off the coast, with lots of pirate minions who raid the mainland for "fresh recruits." Their forces are characterized by lots of undead thingies with bolted-on armor and parts randomly replaced with mechanisms, plus mysterious "engines" that involve a lot of glowing green undead energy. So, painting schemes tend toward bone white, gunmetal/gray, burnished bronze, and glowing green. I would like to pose Kaladrax in a more "rearing-up" position, so as to maybe fit within a base with a somewhat smaller footprint ... but then, the more it is rearing up and vertical, the greater the danger that it's going to wibble-wobble all the time and the wings will simply fall off or worse. (If I can manage, I plan to NOT glue in the wings, because I'd like to be able to remove them for easier transportation and storage. If they make a habit of popping off on a regular basis, however, I might have little choice other than to wire them in, and just plan on keeping this critter in a bigger foam-lined box.) In the picture above, none of the pieces are glued in. Just getting Kaladrax into position was very troublesome, as parts kept falling off. The tail is particularly frustrating, with its ridiculous length, combined with its tendency to pop apart easily. My first order of business will be to find a suitable base that I can start bolting things down to. If I keep Kaladrax on its original decorative base, at the very least I'll need a base with a diameter of 8" just to accommodate the decorative base at its widest point. The dragon extends for quite some distance beyond that, however, so if I'm going to use this for miniatures gaming, I think 12" is a more likely minimum. If Kaladrax is posed as normal, and if the tail is to be included, I might end up with a base as wide as 16" in diameter. I hope that perhaps with a bit of pinning and some forced bending, I can get the tail to curl in more tightly. Another consideration I've had is that I might shorten the tail. Or, if I go with a "Kaladrax emerges from the sea" setup, I might do without the tail entirely. I also considered removing the rear legs (rather easy to do, with a bit of putty gap-filling, since the hip bones are separate parts), but I'm reluctant to short-change Kaladrax too much. ;) I've got a number of coffee can lids and such, but nothing approaching the right size. I do have a dead fan tower that I could borrow the base from, but I think that would over-shoot the intended diameter. (I suppose I should measure it. If it's within the ballpark, it would have the added benefit of having some WEIGHT to it, if I try for a more "dynamic" pose with Kaladrax rearing up.) My Reaper Kraken (77291) is missing the critical top ridged part of its body, so I've been borrowing its tentacles for "tentacles rising from the murk" pieces for RPG encounters. I might borrow its decorative "shipwreck" base as well, to add to Kaladrax's own decorative base, to give the scene a more nautical appearance. Once I settle on a way to bolt down Kaladrax without the thing wobbling all over the place (whether I attempt a more "dynamic" pose or just have it lounging on a rocky precipice), then there will be the matter of cleaning up the ribcage area and touching up my bone-and-wash look, then bolting on various Cryxian "evil-steampunk" elements to turn this into a giant magical-steampunk monstrosity -- the sort of encounter one does not go up against without an army or two. Here and my Colossal-class Cryx "Kraken" (different model -- basically a big steampunk robot with a couple of robo-tentacles) was going to be the big-shot opponent originally ... until I discovered in my first Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign that even Colossal/Gargantuan stats from the miniatures war game aren't all that impressive when faced by a properly combat-focused PC party. But THIS guy ... he might be worth a little more respect. "Kaladrax LAUGHS at your puny so-called 'Colossal' on its mere 120mm base!"
  11. For Minivember I will try to do a different model each day (duplicates or similar models (from the same unit or suchlike still only count as one!). If you want to see the rest of my minivember minis, feel free to have a look at my painting blog..I won't be posting each and every one here, just the Reaper minis and maybe some that I find especially interesting. Yes, they will be speedpaints, just like all my minis. This model has been sitting around unpainted on my desk for ages and ages, getting in the way and generally making a nuisance of itself. Time to wash it out of my hair, as it were. The internet seems full of slams of this mini, both the aesthetics and the quality of the casting. For my part, I cannot for the life of me see what is wrong with it. Aesthetics aside (I like the bulky, powerful and slightly cartoony dragon this represents), I found the casting itself to be perfectly good. I had to do very little to fit the pieces together and there was just soem few mould lines that needed carving off. Granted the base was slightly warped, but that was easily fixed with some hot water. As board game dragons go, this is the best I have seen yet. One quick and dirty paint job, and we are ready to go! Karrathor, the Tyrant of Halpi Dungeon Saga: The Tyrant of Halpi expansion Mantic PVC 75mm square base
  12. Managed to paint something. First something in a while, be gentle. As always, C & C welcome!
  13. This took way more time than I thought it would. I probably should have done a step by step, but after a couple of early shots, I didn't remember to take any others. Probably because I was painting and assembling while painting three other models. I forgot how much paint these big models eat up and Bones seem to want even more. This was one of several color schemes I have floating around my head for dragons. I would like to try some of the others, but maybe on another dragon model. Love this sculpt though, absolutely sinister looking and a must have when I was cherry picking models during that Kickstarter. Brightness could not be helped, either it was too dark or too bright when taking pics, but I figure these are good enough for "Show and Tell." Hope you enjoy!
  14. Well, I not only finished my dragon, I got her entered into the ReaperCon painting contest, and earned a bronze. I then went and got her professionally photographed cause I knew I'd never be able to do her justice. She's currently displayed, along with the medal, in the place of honor on my mantle above the fireplace. "Good night, Nathavarr. Good work. I'll most likely dump you in simple green in the morning." I am thinking about repainting the treasure on her base in bronze...
  15. So I'm DMing a group of D&D 5E where we've played the Tyranny of Dragons storyline for the last two years now. We're around session 80ish now, and my group is near the end, where I want them to encounter Tiamat herself. As I've used miniatures for all encounters so far, I need a Tiamat figue. When I saw the amazing WIP and Show-Off threads from Sirithiliel last year, I knew I had found the "miniature" I needed. Thank you for the inspiration, Siri. The model is called "Lysander" and is produced by Toscano. It's made out of some kind of resin and is pretty fragile (especially the horns). Wasn't easy to track down the figue, but then I found it on Amazon for 65 Euros including shipping to Germany. I understand that there are versions of this figure that come unpainted. Mine was painted in a nice green/yellow tone. But of course, this is not befitting of Tiamat ;) My plan was to go a little step further than Siri and change the heads, too. My players know the D&D dragons pretty well after a two-year-long dragon themed campaign, and they should be able to identify the typical D&D dragon heads. As of now, I am almost finished with the model. But if you like, I'll post the pictures of the process here. Here we go: Step 1: The figure out of the box I couldn't get the whole figure on camera with my usual photo setup. Will change setup for later pictures The model is about 29 cm high, has a wingspan of 38 cm and a base of about 18 cm. It's clearly not in a 28cm fantasy miniture scale like the Reaper miniatures (eyes are too big, base has mega huge tree under the dragon's claws), but it will do.
  16. WIP: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/70492-77190-golden-nethyrmaul-v2/ When I first saw Nethyrmaul I had one immediate thought….and when I saw her being painted up as an evil dragon left and right, it solidified the idea….that my Nethyrmaul was a good dragon. One who mentored and aided knights, defended towns within her territory, and was noble and honorable. Until one day, outnumbered, she fell in battle against a Necromancer and his unholy beasts and undead. Torn open by the fangs and weapons of his legion, and dying, her spirit was captured and imprisoned. Forced under the Necromancer’s will, her mangled corpse lurched to its feet, her eyes blazing a unholy green instead of their gentle blue. Her mind, chained and helpless, was forced to endure and witness as she was turned against the Knights she called friends, and against the villages she had once protected. This diorama helped me try my first attempts at NMM and OSL, though I am not sure how well I succeeded at them.
  17. Not sure how he got his name. Sounds like it would have been better for a post apopcalyptic mini. I had a really tough time with this one. That dragon on his cape broke up my flow lol. I really didn't know what to do with it and didn't even know it was there until it came in the mail. The base is sort of ordinary, but it will match the base of something bigger that I am working on. Nice wet cave setting.:)
  18. I owe an extra-special thanks to all the Reaper Forumites who helped win this beastie and allowed me to paint her! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I loved this project. I wanted to paint this resin master sculpt all in blue with an ice and snow theme. Also, I wanted to create what seems like the perfect camouflage for an icy dragon hunting after dark. So the dragon from below is blue-black like the night sky, invisible when she soars overhead, while she is icy and pale on her back to hide in the snow by day. But I couldn't resist carrying the aurora pattern on to the back of the wings. I tried to match it up as carefully as I could to seem like a translucent wing. I have a fairly (hah!) extensive WIP encompassing several different threads: May-Aug '15 Sept-Dec '15 most recent She took...sigh... FOREVER. But she's worth it. She's also kind of hard to photo. I had to use the icky white background, but it at least worked. C&C always welcome! Let me know if I can fix anything in terms of the snow. I'm still exploring the whole icy creating aspect of mini painting...
  19. This figure was done as part of the Reaper Forums 7-Day Goblin Challenge. The rules were simple 7 Days and no brush larger than a 0. All prep included in the 7 days. I got it done in 14 hours flat within 5 days. I painted the "statue" face to be a real face, I envision it as a trapped Titan. Today is day 6 and here are the final pics! VOTE FOR HIS FATE IN THE POLL ABOVE!!
  20. I am getting ready to tackle Cinder, as the name suggests should I go with red, or go with green due to the fact it resembles blghtfang who is a green? ahh help I am undecided.
  21. my last 2 hatchlings, they aren't going to win the beauty contest, but I like the little guys. The black is painted with the same color scheme as my PF dragon, which is finally nearing completion as well.
  22. This is Dragoth the Defiler and his throne, towered by an Undead Zombie Dragon. He will lead my army in Age of Sigmar. :) Magnetized, so he can change between ruling on his throne, and slaughter from his mount. ^^
  23. When I first saw the thread over on the Terrain Forum, where lowlylowlycook was painting up Kalladrax to use as Frostgrave terrain, I thought that it was a really cool idea; and I decided I wanted do the same for my Frostgrave games. So, I picked up a copy of Kalladrax, and last Thursday I got started on the project, and just finished up yesterday. If you'd like to see the full step by step Work-in-Progress thread, please see here on my Frostgrave Terrain thread; otherwise, on to the photos! :) I'm really happy with how this piece came out. I think it will be quite the show-stopper when used as the centerpiece on my Frostgrave table at upcoming conventions.
  24. Hi folks, I finished another dragon last week. I have been waiting for the Pathfinder Dragon to be available as a Bones miniature for quite some time, because I needed a nice blue dragon miniature. Yes, like many others in this forum playing D&D, I think a dragon with a single horn on its nose must of course be a blue one. And as such, I gave him a desert base. I'm not too proud of how it turned out. I guess it's okay for tabletop. I tried different options with his wings, but in the end the color differences are too subtle. Also, I way too lazy to paint the scales individually, so the contrast/shading could be better, especially on the arms. But again, it was suitable enough to scare my players at Xonthal's Tower :) C&C welcome!
  25. After a couple of days intense, yet incredibly satisfying painting, I have finished this peice of work, the mighty Narthrax! I have painted him in a fairly traditional scheme for a Red Dragon, and he is going to be used in a pathfinder campaign I plan on starting fairly soon. Anyway, onto the pictures! The one thing I am not certain on is the stonework for his base, the rest, I think looks pretty good.. Hopefully the pictures will show that. My lighting at the moment is horrendous.
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